Fire/Life Safety


When Fire Strikes

Physical security systems such as access control, video surveillance with analytics, and intrusion detection are primary security solutions at K-12 and higher education campuses that protect students, staff and assets.

A Fresh Set of Eyes

I was recently approached about the value of fire and life safety inspections by a higher-education campus that is seeing severe budget pressures, staffing shortages and fewer students due to COVID-19.



Survey Results Rank Safety, Security as Top Priorities for Education Facilities

According to the results of a new survey from Honeywell Building Technologies, 93% of schools reported an emergency incident due to an infrastructure malfunction within the last year.

Survey Reveals Top Safety Concerns at K–12, Higher-Ed Institutions

Rave Mobile Safety, a provider of critical communication and collaboration technology solutions, has released the results of its 2021 Crisis Communication and Safety in Education Survey. The survey revealed that COVID-19 and student mental health are the top concerns among the 600+ K–12 and higher education staff nationwide who responded to the poll in late March 2021.

Kent State University Celebrates Safety Awareness Week

Kent State University, located in Kent, Ohio, is putting on its first-ever KSU Safety Awareness Week from March 22 through March 26. A daily series of virtual presentations focus on topics like fire safety, general safety and security, first aid, mental health awareness, water safety, and more.

Omnisol application.

New Product Helps Make Surfaces Self-Disinfecting Over Time

NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.

A gloved hand inserting a cotton swab into a test vial.

SUNY Students Must Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Leaving for Thanksgiving Break

State University of New York announced a new policy mandating all students using on-campus facilities to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before leaving campus for Thanksgiving break.

Dayton, Ohio 4/18/2020 : The first games of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament were to be played at the University of Dayton Arena. Instead it became one of the first Covid-19 test sites.

University of Dayton Freshman Dies of COVID-19 Complications

An 18-year-old student at the University of Dayton died Thursday of COVID-19 related complications.

Super-spreader Event Linked to About 125 COVID-19 Cases at New Jersey College

An "isolated super-spreader event" has been linked to about 125 COVID-19 cases at Monmouth University in New Jersey, according to university officials.

Students wearing face masks on a college campus.

COVID-19 Cases Surge Among College-Aged People, CDC reports

Two new reports by the CDC conclude that COVID-19 is spreading on college campuses due to close living conditions, the increase of social gatherings, and disregard for mask wearing.  

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